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Rams in the orchard

Rams in the orchard Westpark, Iddesleigh, October 1985 More like this

Valerie Medland doing the early morning...

Valerie Medland doing the early morning... Hall Court Farm,..., October 1978 More like this

Carnival Queen and attendants

Carnival Queen and attendants Dolton, 3 November 1973 More like this

Bill Smale with his prize-winning onions

Bill Smale with his prize-winning onions St Giles in the Wood, 26 October 1974 More like this

Jean Harris, teacher, and Leigh Hiscock

Jean Harris, teacher, and Leigh Hiscock Chulmleigh Primary School, June 1988 More like this

Baby Show at Chulmleigh Church Fete

Baby Show at Chulmleigh Church Fete Rectory, Chulmleigh, 5 July 1975 More like this

Lakehead Farm

Lakehead Farm Chulmleigh, November 1988 More like this

Sheep resting in the heat of May

Sheep resting in the heat of May Halsdon, Dolton, April 1980 More like this

Rowena Hoare, teacher, and children of...

Rowena Hoare, teacher, and children of... Chulmleigh, May 1988 More like this

Iddesleigh Friendly Society parade

Iddesleigh Friendly Society parade Iddesleigh, May 1975 More like this

James Ravilious, photographer of rural life © Beaford Archive

Image of James Ravilious
by Alan Winn.

The Beaford Archive

Photographs by James Ravilious from 1972 - 1989

WELCOME. Towards the end of the last century, James Ravilious created an "endless tapestry" of life in rural north Devon. This site holds digital scans of the 1,700 negatives which he regarded as his finest work.

High quality prints of the images on this website can be purchased online, please see individual images for details.

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